We gathered for our first evening gardening assignation, nice temperature, post- and pre-rain so a perfect window. We put in the beautiful seedlings from Waltham Fields Community Farm, lettuces and kale and cauliflower and broccoli, and we planted peas from seed, both bush- and pole-types. It was a busy plot! And everyone had something to do. Digging a little deeper than the rototiller had gone, we even had another major boulder for young Desmond to roll away. Lisa had fortuitously assigned herself the water-bearing so we had some moisture to give the seeds and seedlings; thank heavens she hadn’t recycled those plastic bottles, clever girl. A few more sympathetic visitors came by with good wishes. By the time light was vanishing we had everything in and could part hoping the rain would come on Earth Day (which it did, with noise and fury).